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H2A. Physiology - Senses

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Physics Topics Human Applications Student Guide Details
Where are sounds produced?
distinguish between pitch, loudness, and timbre
introduce the human vocal system
Describing what the larynx does
SHM, Hooke's law
model human vocal fold motion
What does the larynx actually produce that we can hear?
mechanical waves, sound waves
Human vocal system
Periodic Waves
periodic wave vocabulary, speed/freq/wavel relationship
Human vocal system
How does the larynx produce a pressure wave?
Bernoulli's equation, equation of continuity, sound waves
Human vocal system
What frequencies does the larynx produce?
FFT's, standing waves
Human vocal system
What is the speed of sound?
determinants of sound speed
Human vocal system
Can you hear me?
sound intensity, decibel scale
hearing
If it sounds like a duck...
Practice using standing wave concept
Gain understanding of characterizing speech with formants


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